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Chancellor of Austria
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Sebastian Kurz (2018-02-28) (cropped).jpg
Incumbent
Sebastian Kurz

since 7 January 2020
Executive branch in Austrian Politics
Chancellery of Austria
Style Mister/Madam Chancellor
(normal)
His/Her Excellency
(diplomatic)
Member of Cabinet
European Council
National Security Council
Residence Chancellery
Seat Ballhausplatz, Innere Stadt, Vienna
Nominator Political parties
Appointer President of Austria
Term length No fixed term (usually five years)
Constituting instrument Constitution of Austria
Precursor Minister-President of the Austrian Empire
Formation
  • Date created:
    1 October 1920
  • Date effective:
    10 November 1920
First holder Karl Renner
Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Austria
Salary 306,446 annually

The Federal Chancellor is the head of government in Austria. His or her deputy is the Vice-Chancellor. Before 1918, the office was the same as Minister-President of Austria. The Federal Chancellor (also known more simply as the Chancellor) is the most powerful person in Austrian politics.

The Chancellor is chosen by the President of Austria.



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